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very critical of u.n. ambassador susan rice. you were critical in tv appearances right after the attack on september 11th. let's listen to that. >> either ambassador rice was deliberately misleading the american people or she showed and demonstrated such a lack of knowledge and sophistication that she shouldn't hold that position anymore. >> now, during friday's hearing, david petraeus, and we'll get to other incidents -- other news with david petraeus later, but david petraeus basically said he knew it was a terrorist attack and that those points were taken out of susan rice's talking points. so do you -- do you feel differently about susan rice now? >> no, first of all, as far as general petraeus, what was clear was that the intelligence community had this right, and they put together talking points, and somewhere after it left the intelligence community, some way in the administration there was language taken out. susan rice, i would hope if she's going to go on national television, is going to rely on more than unclassified talking points. she has -- >> but if the information wasn't
could get that done by next week. the fireworks came when talking susan rice, heavily criticized for her theradictory comments on benghazi attack. to besmirch her reputation? is outrageous. when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she is an easy they have got a problem me. facing a second term, how can he improved especially for totics who say he has failed build effective relationships with leaders on the hill. >> i do not exempt myself from to do sums of reflection oursee if i can improve working relationship. the president was asked about mandates. that he hadny electionrough the results? was it was for look out for the middle class. to meet with mitt romney. testifys will in closed-door hearings on attacks in deadly could have been prevented. the news of the testimony comes as leaders met on capitol hill. they discussed the attacks in american ambassador and three other americans were killed. republicans in the senate came blasting the obama administration. more -- free americans died. been a week. havemerican people received nothing but statements from l
took a wide range of questions. he launched a strong defense of u.n. ambassador susan rice whose been under fire from republicans for the administration's handling of the benghazi attack. >> she has done exemplarily work. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: for the first time, president obama weighed in on the scandal that cost david petraeus his job as cia director. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i have seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: tomorrow the president sits down with leaders from both parties at the white house. and their big topic, the fiscal cliff. rob, paula, back to you. >> a fly on that wall. the president takes a break today from the fiscal crisis ills to visit some storm damaged areas here in new york. the president will meet with residents and first responders during an afternoon visit. thousand of people on long island are still without power. now more than two weeks after sandy
is referring to you ramp -- u.n. ambassador susan rice who said that because was unclear, referencing a spontaneous demonstration that grew out of control. but petraeus testified that cia talking points called it immediately a terrorist attack. he said that was removed for strategic reasons. the move was to avoid letting terrorist agencies know they were hot on their trail. >> he was asked if his resignation at any impact on his testimony, and he said no. >> basically, his resignation had nothing to do with the benghazi issue. >> the attacks still could have and should have been thwarted the staff better protected, some say, and they insist that calls for increased security should have been heeded. >> they add to our ability to make judgments about what is clearly a failure of intelligence. >> david petraeus added in telling lawmakers that security was so lax, protesters literally walked in and set fire to the consulate. >> thank you. more information on the two women at the center of the petraeus scandal. apparently they made visits to the white house. paula broadwell with whom he ad
graham lashed out at susan rice, the leading candidate to replace secretary of state hillary clinton, because she initially suggested that the attack was a protest. >> why would susan rice not get our vote? i don't trust her. >> reporter: we put that to the president. senator graham said he simply doesn't trust ambassador rice after what she said about benghazi. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi? and to besmirch her reputation? it's outrageous. >> reporter: in a blistering response to that, senator graham issued a statement a short while ago, directly to the president, saying, quote, don't think for one minute that i don't hold you responsible. i think you failed as a commander in chief before, during and after the attack. in other words, diane, this battle is just beginning. >> first new battle of this re-elected term. thank you, jonathan karl. >>> and you heard the president mention general petraeus, engulfed in that scandal. we have
any talking points at all to susan rice the u.s. ambassador. and, i'm sorry, the u.n. ambassador for the u.s. and says he almost knew immediately this was a terror attack. what he tells congress behind closed doors today should be interesting to shedding some very credible light on what happened there. he was in charge at the time. visited, recently, even after, this whole scandal was coming to light. so, fascinating to be a flay on that wall today should be interesting. >> he is reportedly very eager to disseminate information and discovery over in libya and to share the time line of events as well. >> indeed. we will stay on top of that. >>> fighting between israel and palestinian has come to a temporary halt. israeli officials agreed to stop the wave of air strikes on gaza while the egyptian prime minister visits. >>> there is hope that egypt's leader will be able to broker some sort of truce between hamas and israelis. earlier 100 missiles landed in gaza bringing the death toll there to 19. >>> a record settlement for the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. bp will
emphatically when he leapt to the defense on susan rice, the u.n. ambassador. >> what this began has was a spontaneous, not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo. cairo, as you know, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated. >> reporter: rice is now a leading candidate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. top republicans led by senators john mccain and lindsey graham, they vowed to block her nomination. >> i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> reporter: today, an obama smackdown. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and should i choose, if i think that she would be the best person to serve america, in the capacity of the state department, then i will nominate her. >> reporter: but wait. isn't this supposed to be a moment for bipartisanship? as the country approaches the fiscal cliff at the end of the
of u.n. ambassador susan rice over the administration's initial reason for the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said they should, instead, take aim at him. rob and paula, back to you. >> a heated moment for the president there. preeti arla, live in washington. >>> and david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus was head of the cia when u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. and he did visit libya afterwards. his testimony, though, will be limited to the events in benghazi only. >>> and one more note from washington this morning. the president travels to new york later today to view firsthand the aftermath of hurricane sandy. thousands of customers are still without power more than two weeks later. >> our hearts go out to them. >>> and the president is keeping a watchful eye on the growing tension and violence in the middle east. israeli forces killed the top hamas leader yesterday in this attack. and they are bounding gaza again today. >>
of tall for his u.n. ambassador, susan rice. lots of stuff going on and a lot of questions and answers. we will talk about how he plans to deal with the fiscal cliff and what he's saying about the scandal that cost david petraeus his job. those stories and more. we will see you at 6 in a few minutes. >> "modern family" is new when they go way for the weekend and phil is left home alone and his main priority is wearing the house to his ipad. >> i have a third showing cam gave me a free pass. >> if you could hear yourself. promise me will go outside and play. >> followed by the rest of our programs. >> our newest abc 7 app. you could wake up to the sounds of our voices. the new alarm clock that is available that provides news and weather updates. you can wake up with us. we all have alarm clocks apps. the i found -- iphone app is free. let's hear what doug has to say about the weather. >> the skies will be clear and it will be cold. ityou may have to scrape the frost of your windshield. 39 in st. mary's county in halloran. it has been below average. down to 39. 40's elsewhere. temperatures
talking points on the benghazi, libya, attack, which susan rice used. she said she would like to know why the cia information, that terrorists were involved in that attack, were cut out of the talking points. david? >> abc's david kerley in washington tonight. david, thank you. >>> and, this evening, nearly two weeks after mitt romney lost the election to president obama, real signs members of the republican party are trying to distance themselves from the one-time presidential candidate. it comes after those comments this past week, indicating president obama gave gifts to key voting groups and that helps to explain his win. tonight, here again, that sound, that recorded phone call with donors and what newt gingrich had to say about it right here on abc. >> what the president, president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition. give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government. and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> what do you think of that? is that where the republican party needs to go? >> i just think it's nuts. i mean -- first
: but that's not what the white house was saying, including u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, who went on television days after the attack, tying it to protests in egypt against an anti-muslim video. but petraeus also told lawmakers that by the time declassified talking points were given to the white house and congress, r references to al qaeda were edited out to protect classified source. what rice said on tv was consistent with those edited and declassified talking points. >> what is very clear is that ambassador rice used the talking points that the intelligence committee had all signed off on. that is very, very clear. >> reporter: the white house says that the intelligence community did the editing and a senior u.s. intelligence official tells abc news tonight that there was no political interference whatsoever. but as you can imagine, diane, some republicans on cap titol hl say they are not convinced. >> thank you so much, jon. and as you know, a fewew blocks away at the white house, president obama met today with top congressional leaders about working together on that looming f
the sex scandal before the committee tomorrow. >> he will not. the u.n. ambassador, susan rice, caught up in this. several republican senators said they would filibuster any attempt by the president to make her secretary of state. and yesterday, at his press conference, the president very forceful defending ambassador rice. take a look at this. >> she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states in our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: a very strong defense. of course, it was the intelligence community that briefed susan rice before she went out on all the sunday shows saying this might have started because of protests, george. >> working on cia talking points. martha, thank you very much. >>> that question to president obama about ambassador rice came from jonathan karl, who joined in on the press conference. questions on all of the big issues. but also on that looming fiscal cliff on january 1st. >> repor
that senate seat? so, we'll have to stay tuned for john kerry. and also, u.n. ambassador susan rice, who got into some trouble over libya and with what happened with libya. that's also in question. those are the two, top candidates. but we have to wait and see how the issues play out. >> in the meantime, the libya issue has been overhanging this election. allegations of a, quote, massive cover-up, by senator john mccain, about this administration's real refusal to put to rest this issue, before voting day. >> they didn't want to talk about it. everybody tried to pin them down on that. they did not want to talk about it. i think a lot of those questions will probably get cleared up with an investigation that's now going on. and there will probably be hearings, as well. >> and iran's huge. what we're going to do to that country and how we're going to handle that ongoing threat. >> iran is huge. you heard the israelis say there's only a small amount of time, maybe several months, before they could strike iran. i think president obama, what you see now, is president obama doing everything he can
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